Mr. Smith, 86, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Laird Hospital of Union.
Funeral services for Mr. George A. Smith were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Community Seventh Day Adventist Church of Meridian with Pastor Stanley and Bro. Nathan Stamper officiating. Interment followed at Newton County Memorial Gardens in Newton, Miss. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
The Smith Family received guests from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.
Mr. George was born March 17, 1934 in Amory, Miss. He went on to retire as director of MS Regional Housing Authority Region 5 where he served over 30 years. He was currently President of North Decatur Association. George was a veteran of the US Navy, Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. Mr. Smith attended Community Seventh Day Adventist Church of Meridian as long as his health permitted. He was a proud Son of The South his entire life and was also a member of The Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Lois Smith; parents, Albert and Biddie Smith.
Mr. George is survived by his children, Shelia Stamper (Richard), Brenda Harper (Benjamin) and Stuart Smith (Michaelle), all of Decatur, Miss.; grandchildren, Adria Miles (Justin), Nathan Stamper (Leanne), Matthew Smith, Cameron Harper (Mystie), Marcus Smith, Caleb Harper, Caitlin Hoggard (Cade), Savannah Glover (Chuck) and Sydnee Smith. 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bud Smith (Felicia) and Milton Smith (Dianne), as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The family request memorial donations be made to the Gideon’s International in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Stamper, Cameron Harper, Matthew Smith, Marcus Smith, Justin Miles and Cade Hoggard.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.